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Daily Link Fix

  • See how Manhattan was mapped out back in 1811 on Untapped Cities.
  • Marlow Goods is taking the saying “using all parts of the animal” to heart. In their pop-up shop in Wythe Hotel, they’re selling bags made from hides of the animals served at the restaurant. Learn more on PSFK.
  • Drivers, think twice before cursing bikers the next time your driving around the city. Vox reports that bike lanes have actually sped up car traffic. You’re welcome.
  • 9/11 isn’t the only tragedy that happened on September 11th. In 1905 the elevated train on Ninth Avenue and 53rd Street derailed and fell off the tracks onto the road below. Stuff Nobody Cares About has the whole story.

Images: 1811 Commissioner’s Map of Manhattan by Michelle Young for Untapped Cities (left); Newspaper clipping of the 1905 train wreck courtesy of Stuff Nobody Cares About (right)

Art, Meatpacking District

  • By Dana Schulz
  • , September 11, 2014

If you’re already making Oktoberfest plans to hit up the Standard, High Line‘s beer garden, you might want to think about imbibing a bit earlier, as the new Light Cave art installation is only on view until the end of September.

Presented by FriendsWithYou and commissioned by the Standard Hotel and the Art Production Fund, this public art project “is a symbol of light and connectivity in an architectural form.” The inflatable work, which evokes a prehistoric figure and a cavern, spans the entire outdoor plaza in front of the hotel and pulsates with energy and light, creating a sensory rich experience.

More on the fun installation here

Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

  • By Annie Doge
  • , September 11, 2014

Live like a former Nets coach—at least while Jason Kidd is in Milwaukee coaching the Bucks. Kidd’s departure comes after some dicey events involving politicking and power grabbing after just a year on the job. But rather than dumping his Aldyn pad completely in spite, Kidd has decided to rent it out for $20,000 a month. With some serious off the hook amenities, it’s no wonder why this recognized NBA All-Star purchased the Upper West Side apartment in the first place.

A look inside the apartment and building here

Chelsea, Cool Listings, Interiors, Meatpacking District, West Village 

  • By Aisha Carter
  • , September 11, 2014

It looks like someone is trying to accomplish a pretty impressive flip. Since September 2012 an investor has gradually acquired the three units that occupy the sixth floor of the Porter House, paying almost $13 million. Now the entire floor is back on the market as one potential dream home package for a whopping $22 million. (Now that’s appreciation if we’ve ever heard of it.) While the nearly double asking price may raise a few eyebrows, there are a few incentives for prospective buyers in the form of a fresh paint job and a masterfully crafted floor plan by up-and-coming NYC architect Kevin Bergin. Admittedly, it’s not a complete remodel, but it’s a start. Let’s take a look inside so you can judge for yourself.

Take a look inside, here

Cool Listings, Interiors, Manhattan, Upper East Side

  • By Stephanie Hoina
  • , September 10, 2014

This extraordinary residence in The Ruxcroft at 20 East 64th Street is so classically elegant we almost felt like we had to get dressed up just to look at its pictures. One of only two units in this full-service 25-foot wide mansion condominium, its 2010 renovation was careful to restore many of the original period details, most notably the sweeping staircase winding its way through the home. How can anyone not feel elegant gliding down that majestic flight?

More pure elegance right this way

Architecture, Green Design, Upstate

  • By Ana Lisa Alperovich
  • , September 10, 2014

Now that school’s back in session, we’ve found the perfect solitary haven for reading, writing, and studying. A minimal cube in the woods, the Scholar’s Library by Gluck+ Architects is located in a serene, forested area of Olivebridge, New York. The design is enclosed on the bottom, but open with wrap-around windows on the top. It’s “walls” change with the seasons, turning green in the summer, orange in the fall, and white in the winter.

Learn more about this cute studying retreat here

Events, Landscape Architecture

For One Day Only, Tour 300 Acres of Freshkills Park

By Diane Pham, Wed, September 10, 2014

  • By Diane Pham
  • , September 10, 2014

Freshkills Park is the largest landfill reclamation project of its kind in the world, and aside from a weekly public (but escorted) program, it remains a closed site during its massive transformation. Now, the park is ready to give New York inhabitants a better look at what’s underway, letting visitors roam free across more than 300 acres of the 2,200 acre park on September 28th from 11AM-4PM. The event, which celebrates the New Springville Greenway, will be like no other, offering up a flurry of fun outdoor activities and music and, above all, a chance to experience the impressive infrastructural project as it moves forward.

More on the sneak ‘peak’ event here

Real Estate Wire

  • A ‘seven-star hotel’ will rise on the former site of the Rizzoli Bookstore near Central Park. [WSJ]
  • Aby Rosen wants to turn an 11-unit co-op at 1025 Park Avenue into his personal 19,000-square-foot mansion. [NYDN]
  • Owners of a 13-story, 23-apartment rental at 11 Spencer Court in Bed-Stuy are looking to make $13 million sale—50% more than what they paid for it two years ago. [Crain’s]
  • A look inside the SOM-designed residential building at 252 East 57th. [Curbed]

The Bed-Stuy residential “tower” (left); 1025 Park Avenue. Image by Dwellings NYC (right)

Furniture, Green Design

MAKE/SHIFT by Movisi Takes a New Angle on Modular Shelving

By Dana Schulz, Wed, September 10, 2014

And we mean that literally. The unique wedge-shaped units of Movisi’s self-adjusting shelving system MAKE/SHIFT can be installed at almost any angle. They also cleverly interlock with each other thanks to corrugated edges, filling unusually shaped niches, spaces between columns, or empty wall space.

More on the design

Brooklyn, Clinton Hill, Historic Homes, real estate trends

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , September 10, 2014

In January of 2013, in the dead of winter, an 1899 detail-laden Italianate townhouse fixer-upper at 102 Gates Avenue hit an inventory-starved rising market. The listing price of $1.295 million, was a double-take for many, even though it was less than what properties like it were selling for in the area.

Fast forward to September 2014, where renovations, which commenced almost immediately after the sale, are nearing completion (and according to reports, they’ve been done right). Word is that the house is about to head back to the market—at more than twice its winter selling price.

Find out why 375 people waited in the cold for the first open house

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